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14 After f two days it was the * Passover g and the Festival h of * Unleavened Bread. i The * chief priests and the * scribes j were looking for a treacherous k way to arrest and kill Him. l 2 “Not during the festival,” they said, “or there may be rioting among the people.”
3 While m He was in Bethany n at the house of Simon who had a serious skin disease, o as He was reclining at the table, p a woman came with an alabaster jar of pure and expensive fragrant oil of nard. She broke the jar and poured it on His head. q 4 But some were expressing indignation to one another: “Why has this fragrant oil been wasted? 5 For this oil might have been sold for more than 300 * denarii r and given to the poor.” s And they began to scold her.
6 Then Jesus said, “Leave her alone. Why are you bothering her? She has done a noble thing t for Me. 7 You always have the poor u with you, and you can do what is good for them whenever you want, but you do not always have Me. v 8 She has done what she could; she has anointed My body w in advance for burial. x 9 * I assure you: y Wherever the gospel z is proclaimed in the whole world, a what this woman has done will also be told in memory of her.”
10 Then b Judas Iscariot, c one of the Twelve, d went to the chief priests e to hand Him over f to them. 11 And when they heard this, they were glad and promised to give him silver. g h So he started looking for a good opportunity to betray i Him.
13 So He sent two of His disciples and told them, “Go into the city, and a man carrying a water jug will meet you. Follow him. 14 Wherever he enters, tell the owner of the house, ‘The Teacher m says, “Where is the guest room for Me to eat the Passover with My disciples?” ’ 15 He will show you a large room upstairs, furnished and ready. Make the preparations for us there.” 16 So the disciples n went out, entered the city, and found it just as He had told them, and they prepared the Passover.
20 He said to them, “It is one of the Twelve—the one who is dipping bread with Me in the bowl. 21 For the * Son of Man q will go just as it is written r about Him, s but woe t to that man by whom the Son of Man is betrayed! It would have been better for that man if he had not been born.”
23 Then He took a cup, and after giving thanks, a He gave it to them, and so they all drank from it. 24 He said to them, “This is My blood that establishes the covenant; b c it is shed d for many. e 25 I assure you: f I will no longer drink of the fruit of the vine g until that day when I drink it in a new h way i in the kingdom of God.” j 26 After singing psalms, k they went out to the * Mount of Olives. l
I will strike the shepherd,
29 Peter v told Him, “Even if everyone runs away, I will certainly not!”
30 “I assure you,” Jesus said to him, “today, this very night, before the rooster crows twice, you will deny Me three times!” w
32 Then x they came to a place named Gethsemane, and He told His disciples, y “Sit here while I pray.” z 33 He took Peter, a James, b and John c with Him, and He began to be deeply distressed and horrified. 34 Then He said to them, “My soul is swallowed up in sorrow d—to the point of death. Remain here and stay awake.” e 35 Then He went a little farther, fell to the ground, and began to pray that if it were possible, the hour f might pass from Him. 36 And He said, “* Abba, g Father! h All things are possible i for You. Take this cup j away from Me. Nevertheless, not what I will, but what You will.”
37 Then He came and found them sleeping. “Simon, k are you sleeping?” He asked Peter. l “Couldn’t you stay awake one hour? 38 Stay awake and pray m so that you won’t enter into temptation. n The spirit o is willing, but the flesh p is weak.”
39 Once again He went away and prayed, saying the same thing. 40 And He came again and found them sleeping, because they could not keep their eyes open. q They did not know what to say to Him. r 41 Then He came a third time and said to them, “Are you still sleeping and resting? Enough! The time has come. Look, the Son of Man s is being betrayed into the hands of sinners. t 42 Get up; u let’s go! See—My betrayer is near.”
43 While v He was still speaking, Judas, w one of the Twelve, x suddenly arrived. With him was a mob, with swords and clubs, from the chief priests, the scribes, y and the elders. z 44 His betrayer had given them a signal. “The One I kiss,” he said, “He’s the One; arrest Him and take Him away under guard.” 45 So when he came, he went right up to Him and said, “* Rabbi!” a—and kissed Him. 46 Then they took hold of Him and arrested Him. 47 And one of those who stood by drew his sword, struck the high priest’s * slave, and cut off his ear.
48 But Jesus said to them, “Have you come out with swords and clubs, as though I were a criminal, b to capture Me? 49 Every day I was among you, teaching in the * temple complex, c and you didn’t arrest Me. But the Scriptures d must be fulfilled.” e 50 Then they all deserted Him and ran away. f
53 They i led Jesus away to the high priest, j and all the chief priests, the elders, and the scribes k convened. l 54 Peter m followed Him at a distance, right into the high priest’s courtyard. He was sitting with the temple police, n o warming himself by the fire. p
55 The chief priests and the whole * Sanhedrin q were looking for testimony against Jesus to put Him to death, r but they could find none. 56 For many were giving false testimony s against Him, but the testimonies did not agree. 57 Some stood up and were giving false testimony against Him, stating, 58 “We heard Him say, ‘I will demolish this sanctuary made by human hands, t and in three days I will build another not made by hands.’ ” 59 Yet their testimony did not agree u even on this.
60 Then the high priest stood up before them all and questioned Jesus, “Don’t You have an answer to what these men are testifying against You?” 61 But He kept silent and did not answer anything. v Again the high priest questioned Him, “Are You the * Messiah, w the Son x of the Blessed y One?”
66 While o Peter p was in the courtyard below, one of the high priest’s servants came. 67 When she saw Peter warming himself, she looked at him and said, “You also were with that * Nazarene, q Jesus.”
68 But he denied it: “I don’t know or understand what you’re talking about!” Then he went out to the entryway, and a rooster crowed. r
72 Immediately a rooster crowed a second time, w and Peter remembered when Jesus had spoken the word to him, “Before the rooster crows twice, you will deny Me three times.” When he thought about it, he began to weep. x
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